Tuesday, April 8's Lowdown

Tuesday night’s two highest profile Humboldt shows are a contrast in styles/perceived class:

  • Up at the Van Duzer Theatre, CenterArts is presenting 26-member-strong South African a capella and tribal rhythms ensemble the Soweto Gospel Choir. In short, Soweto is a township bordering Johannesburg South Africa where many Black South Africans were evicted to under apartheid. As far as the choir itself, perhaps the most notable bit of trivia to Western audiences is the fact that they were asked to provide backing vocals to a number of U2 songs to promote the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and also joined Bono in singing at Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday shindig (see above). Bono is a big deal, you know.
  • Be sure to note the venue change for the Cunninlynguists show. The southern rap trio was initially scheduled to perform at the Arcata Theatre Lounge but, for whatever reason, the rhymes will flow at Jambalaya tonight (all tickets will be honored). If you need to know if these are lyrical expressions you need in your life, sample “South California” off their latest album Strange Journey Volume Three below. (ALSO note: The monthly comedy open mic that would have normally fallen on this day at the Jam has been moved to Big Pete's Pizza. Ply your yuks there tonight, rookies.)

-Andrew Goff 

The Lowdown Fun Committee

Godlin Gets Behind

Soweto Gospel Choir! Choir is a weird word. It should be spelled like this: QWYER. And should should be spelled like this: SHOOD. and Spelled should be spelled SPELT because that's how folks say it anyway. So yeah. Soweto Gospel Choir! 

Events

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Soweto Gospel Choir
Van Duzer Theater / 8 p.m. / $35 / $10 HSU Students
"Awe-inspiring, 26-member ensemble fuses joyful a capella music with earthy, tribal rhythms, high-energy dance and percussive beats for a soulful sound that is distinctly South African."
826-3928 / Web site / View Comments

Ping Pong
Logger Bar / noon / 21+
Sometimes The Logger Bar sets up ping pong tables. This is one of those times. Get your Gump on.
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Visitor Services Training
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 2-3 p.m. / Free
444-1397 / Info@friendsofthedunes.org. / Web site / View Comments

Game Night
Crush / 5 p.m.
Don't be bored. Play board games.
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HUMbucks Exchange
Bayside Grange / 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Humboldt County's free, non-monetary, web-based trading system.
822-9998 / Web site / View Comments

DIY Wedding Planning Workshop
See Event Description / 6-8 p.m. / $35 / $40 Day-Of / 18+
845-4998 / galaeventsandweddings@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Dale Winget
Cutten Inn / 6 p.m.
Local guitarist/vocalist.
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New Designs for Fundraising
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center / 6-8 p.m. / $195 / $165 NorCAN members / 18+
An overview of all the tools and techniques used to identify, cultivate and solicit big gifts and develop, market and manage capital campaigns, planned giving and major gifts programs.
661-4665 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Cribbage Club
Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7
Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.
444-3161 / View Comments

Poets Jerry Martien and Joanna Reichhold
Humboldt County Library / 6:30 p.m. / Free
"Jerry has lived here since 1970, as a truck driver, night watchman, bookstore clerk, editor, doorman, and for thirty years a carpenter. Joanna Reichhold performs poems, original songs, and sea chanties, and lives in salmon country from Cordova to Arcata. "
269-1905 / Web site / View Comments

Buddy Reed
Libation / 7-9 p.m.
Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.
825-7596 / Web site / View Comments

Sunny Brae Jazz Collective
Six Rivers Brewery / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / Free
Jazz and also fried chicken,
839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

The Opera Alley Cats
SpeakEasy / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / Free / 21+
Burning live jazz under the "stars."
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Savage Henry's Comedy Open Mic
Big Pete's Pizza / 8 p.m.
Special venue for the monthly rookie yuk fest. 'Cuz that rap group took over the Jam.
826-1890 / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.
Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Sunny Brae Jazz
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.
Local jazz and southern fried chicken night.
839-7580 / Web site / View Comments

Good and Evil Karaoke
Silver Lining / 8 p.m.
Karaoke. In an airport.
839-0304 / Web site / View Comments

Game Night
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8 p.m. / 21+
Who wants to play Cards Against Humanity?
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CunninLynguists
Jambalaya / 8:30 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv. / 21+
(Note: This show was to originally take place at the Arcata Theatre Lounge and was moved to Jambalaya, in case you think we screwed up. We have not.) Hip hop trio samples genres from psych-rock to blues, New Romantic to polka.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

USGGO
Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Funk improvisation quartet.
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Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 1:45, 7:00
  • BAD WORDS: 12:00, 2:25, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 11:50, 3:00, 6:10, 9:20
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 11:35, 2:45, 5:55, 9:05
  • DIVERGENT: 11:40, 1:25, 2:50, 4:40, 6:00, 7:55, 9:10
  • GOD S NOT DEAD: 12:15, 3:05, 5:50, 8:40
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 2D: 12:45, 3:15, 5:35
  • MUPPETS MOST WANTED: 11:45, 2:35, 5:25, 8:10
  • NEED FOR SPEED 2D: 3:35, 9:25
  • NOAH: 11:40, 1:10, 2:40, 4:30, 5:45, 7:45, 8:55
  • NON-STOP: 8:05
  • SABOTAGE: 4:20, 9:35
  • WIND RISES: 12:35, 6:30
Mill Creek Cinema
  • 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE 2D: 4:15, 9:30
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 3:10, 6:15, 9:20
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D: 4:55, 8:10
  • DIVERGENT: 2:50, 6:00, 9:10
  • GOD S NOT DEAD: 3:20, 6:05, 8:50
  • MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN 2D: 3:05, 5:30, 7:55
  • MUPPETS MOST WANTED: 2:55, 5:40, 8:20
  • NOAH: 2:40, 5:50, 9:00
  • SABOTAGE: 6:50
Minor Theatre
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2D: 5:45, 8:50
  • GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10
  • NOAH: 5:25, 8:30

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